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Emerging Writers Program 2024/25
Collaboration with Writing WA

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

We are thrilled to announce that we are collaborating with Writing WA and four fellow writing organisations on a brand-new Emerging Writers Program, subject to the selection of one or more of our members.

Designed to support emerging adult writers from Perth working on a debut, full-length creative manuscript, this Program is a valuable opportunity offering specialised professional development and mentoring over a one-year period from July 2024. 

The Program is open to adult writers of any genre or form of poetry, fiction, short fiction collection, and creative non-fiction. The Program is not designed for illustrators or writers of children’s fiction, picture books or junior fiction.

 

Please visit the Writing WA website for details including the application form and eligibility criteria. The Emerging Writers Program is generously funded by the State of Western Australia.

 

WHAT DO WE BRING TO THE PROGRAM

CABIN STAY:

KSP Writers' Centre will offer a 2-night weekend stay (Fri-Sun) in 2024 or 2025 within set dates outlined below.

2024: between October 11 and November 10

2025: between January 17 and February 17

 

KSP Stream Participants: FREE

All Other Program Participants: 40% off - $140 total.

 

Subject to availability, all participants will have the option to extend their weekend stay at the KSP Member discounted price - $72.50 per night.

 

Specific weekend dates are outlined below. KSP Stream participants will be getting the first choice.

OCTOBER 2024: 

Check in 11th - Check out 13th 

Check in 18th - Check out 20th 

Check in 25th - Check out 27th 

NOVEMBER 2024: 

Check in 1st - Check out 3rd 

Check in 8th - Check out 9th 

JANUARY/FEBRUARY 2025:

Check in 17th - Check out 19th

Check in 24th - Check out 26th 

Check in 31st - Check out 2nd 

FEBRUARY 2025:

Check in 7th - Check out 9th 

Check in 14th - Check out 16th 

EWP ROOM TO WRITE:

The writing room at the KSP Writers’ Centre will be open and available to the EWP program participants from 3:30pm until 7.30pm every Friday in 2024 and 2025 within set dates outlined below.

 

2024: between October 11 and November 10 - 5 sessions

2025: between January 17 and February 17 – 5 sessions

 

The participants are free to use the space to their discretion – Wi-Fi, whiteboard, aircon, heating, light refreshments (tea, coffee, biscuits) provided.

 

To ensure catering needs are met all participants will be provided an Eventbrite link for each week where they will be able to register their attendance.

 

WORKSHOP ATTENDANCE:

KSP Stream Participants will be welcome to attend any of our workshops during the program for free.

All other EWP participants will be welcome to attend workshops planned between October 11 and November 10 at the KSP member price regardless of their membership status.

The list of workshops planned between October 11 and November 10 is outlined below and will also be available on our website:

Saturday, 5 October – Author’s role in publishing with Dragonfly Publishing

Saturday, 12 October – Remaining a Mindful Author with Alana Brekelmans

Saturday, 19 October – Build your Author Brand with Jess Gately

Saturday, 26 October – Pitching your Query Letter with Jo Stapley

Workshops planned for 2025 TBA.

IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO SPEAK TO ONE OF OUR STAFF MEMBERS PLEASE CALL (08) 9294 1872 DURING WORK HOURS OR SEND US AN EMAIL TO OFFICE@KSPWRITERSCENTRE.COM

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